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Offline 9Fingers

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Accoya exterior door
« on: April 06, 2015, 08:54 PM »
Hi there, we're just coming to the end of a pretty major Reno. We had a house with a flat roof. Long story short, we decide to put trusses on and sloped the roof. One of the extras we chose to do during the Reno was the post and beam porch. In the after picture, we still plan to extend the porch out to the posts and build some stone bases for the posts. We are also going to remove the siding around the door and replace that with a cultured stone.
When all that has been completed, I just don't think that the current door will do justice to the rest of the house. I've been toying with the idea of building my own ext door.  I live in Ontario, Canada so it will be going through some pretty extreme seasonal temp variances. It is under a covered porch but will still get some snow and rain in extreme storms.
I was wondering if the door rails and styles would be more stable built out of a single 12/4 piece milled to 2 1/4" or 3 pieces laminated together. I have access to a domino xl and was planning on using that for the bulk of the joinery.
I have been considering using Accoya since it seems to have good stability and exterior qualities. I'm thinking of painting it. Im looking for some advice on building with Accoya, the door construction and installation. I'm thinking of painting it..
Thanks for your time and thoughts.

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Offline Billedis

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Re: Accoya exterior door
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2015, 09:29 PM »
I'm not familiar with the wood for the door, but you sure did the home justice with the pitched roof!  Thank you for sharing.  Bill

Offline Deansocial

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Re: Accoya exterior door
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2015, 02:14 AM »
I thought accoya was laminated over certain sizes anyway

Offline kcufstoidi

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Re: Accoya exterior door
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 07:03 AM »
Try to get a hold of Joe Calhoun either here or on the Canadian Woodworking site and see what advice he has for your door build and materials. I believe one of woods he uses for his custom doors and windows is quarter sawn douglas fir.

John

Offline Doug S

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Re: Accoya exterior door
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2015, 03:30 PM »
I use Accoya on some projects, would like to use it more but customers not always willing to pay for it!

Pros
Totally stable, extremely durable, easy to work, great for painting, available in many sizes so no waste.

Cons
Expensive, not great for staining, any fixings in contact with it should be stainless steel or brass.

Doug

Offline Sweet

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Re: Accoya exterior door
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2015, 04:45 PM »
Doug covered most points about Accoya.

I can add:

Cons
• Expensive
• PVA doesn't work, PU or two part glue only.
• Massive difference between density of early and late wood can telegraph through finish
• Few growth rings per inch, sometimes causes problems in durability of edge/aris unless rounded over.

Pros
• Nil or absolutely minimal seasonal movement
• easy to machine, sand, profile etc
• for the most part, low wastage due to being straight and defect free
• its Wood!



Offline 9Fingers

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Re: Accoya exterior door
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2015, 09:27 PM »
Thanks so far for the replies. Is there a particular brand of glue anyone would recommend? I've tired looking up Joe Calhoun on the FOG but couldn't find a user with the name to contact. Does anyone have a link to Joe Calhoun? I appreciate your help with this project.

Offline kcufstoidi

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Re: Accoya exterior door
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2015, 08:25 AM »
Thanks so far for the replies. Is there a particular brand of glue anyone would recommend? I've tired looking up Joe Calhoun on the FOG but couldn't find a user with the name to contact. Does anyone have a link to Joe Calhoun? I appreciate your help with this project.

Sorry 9Fingers I spelled his last name wrong, its Calhoon.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/profile/?u=5924

https://forum.canadianwoodworking.com/member.php?40963-Joe-Calhoon

John